Memorial Service for Kathy Skhal

Kathy Skhal, Clinical Education Librarian at Hardin Library, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, June 16.  A memorial service will be held this Saturday, June 20, at 10:00 a.m. in the Sahai Auditorium (Room 1103) in MERF (Medical Education & Research Facility) at 375 Newton Road on the University of Iowa Health Sciences Campus. [map]  All of Kathy’s friends and colleagues are welcome to attend.  Parking is available at the Newton Road Parking Ramp, across the street from MERF.

Arrangements and online condolences are with Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service.  Memorials may be directed to Shriners Hospitals for Children

For more information, please call the Hardin Library at 319-335-9151.

The Iowa City Book Festival

The festival is a day-long celebration of books, reading, and writing presented by the University of Iowa Libraries on Saturday, July 18.

It will be held in Gibson Square outside the Main Library’s south entrance.

See all of the activities that you will be able to participate in as well as volunteer opportunities and book vendor registrations at this website.

Power Down for the Planet Contest!

The University of Iowa is currently apart of the Power Down for the Planet sustainability challenge.  The contest challenges students to reduce computer energy use, and to get more of their student population involved than the opposing schools.  The challenge is put on by Climate Savers Computing Initiative, with hopes to lower energy bills and decrease greenhouse gas emissions.

Students, faculty and staff are all encouraged to participate by pledging to use green computing practices at:

http://www.powerdownfortheplanet.org/

Pledge to Power Down and help the University of Iowa win the challenge!